North-East

  • DDADU to observe January 10 as ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The emergency meeting of Dimapur District Autorickshaw Drivers Union (DDADU) held at its head office on January 5 has resolved to observe by January 10, 2011 as a ‘BLACK FLAG DAY’, to show as a respect and sympathy to Lt Baij Nath  Sahani and others who were murdered in the last few years. DDADU President Akaho Kiba also informed in a press release that in this connection the union has urged all autorickshaw Drivers to put a black flag on the
  • Man dies in street
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 5 (MExN): One unidentified dead body of a man is being kept at the district hospital morgue for identification. According to police the deceased, believed to be a local of around 45-50 years of age, died mysteriously after falling down in the street while walking. The incident occurred at Murghee Patti at round 1:00 pm today. Cause of death could not be established but police suspect that the man might have been suffering from some illness.  
  • BJP youth for developing eastern regions
    Dimapur, January 5 (MExN): The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today expressed unhappiness that the ruling Nagaland government is ignoring “road development of the eastern Nagaland.” The government should focus on developing the roads of the eastern regions of the state, the BJYM stated in a note today. “The present ruling government should focus on road development of the eastern Nagaland as the governments are meant to uplift people. The prime agenda of any gove
  • Journalists go back to work as Mobi released on bail
    A Mobi, Editor of vernacular daily Sanaleibal waving to well wishers upon his release in front of a court in Imphal on Wednesday, January 5. (NNN Photo) Imphal, January 5 (NNN): The much ‘maligned’ editor of Sanaleibak, Ahongshangbam Mobi, who is also the spokesperson and vice president of the media conglomerate of the State, All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), has been released on bail following his appearance before the magistrate of Cheirap court i
  • REGION Briefs
    'Indian militants still trained in Bangladesh'Agartala, January 5 (Agencies): Despite a crackdown against Indian militants, separatist outfits of the northeast continue to go to Bangladesh for training and come back to carry out extremist and violent activities, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said here Wednesday. 'Taking advantage of the hilly terrain, thick forests and unfenced border, the Bangladesh-trained northeast militants cross into Indian territory to carry on their violen
  • Three-wheeler driver found dead, identified
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): The identity of one autorickshaw driver, discovered dead on January 3 last was established today. The mortal remains of the deceased driver identified as one Baij Nath Sahani (28 years) was taken over by relatives from the district hospital morgue after conduct of autopsy on Tuesday, January 4. Police on Monday last had recovered an unidentified corpse from somewhere between Sovima village and Singrijan, Dimapur. The discovery was carried in the local dailies
  • IMFL seized, destroyed in Dimapur
    Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): A combined team of Dimapur civil administration, department of excise and police raided several places in town today, and seized 998 bottles of IMFL. The combined lightning raid was carried out at Ellora lane, railway gate, Manipur Road Transport Complex and pockets of Dholinullah. 15 persons have been arrested on the account and have been booked under the appropriate act. The consignment has been destroyed.  
  • AR arrests two with arms
    DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4 (MExN): Troops of the 24 Assam Rifles’ arrested two persons with arms while carrying out a ‘Mobile Vehicle Check Post’ (MVCP) in two separate incidents.   On Wednesday, January 4, one ‘NSCN-K’ cadre identified as Viheto Yepthomi (29 years) - a self-styled ‘Sergeant’ was arrested from Purana Bazaar. The arresting team recovered one .22 pistol with 11 rounds ammunition and 5 more rounds of .32 ammunition from his poss
  • REGION Briefs
    PRSU’s 10th general session heldKohima, January 4 (MExN): The 10th general session of Peshu Range Students Union (PRSU) was held from January 3 and 4 at Khingjung village with Khaolao, SDIO(Kiphire) and C.Kui, president Thonoknyu Block VDB’s Union as the chief guest and guest of honour respectively. The resources persons were S. Chongda, president, Khiamniungan Students Union (KSU) and Puchai PM, executive secretary Khiamniungan Tribal Council (KTC).  Around 4000 deleg
  • 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union held
    Khekivi Wotsa addressing the students at the 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union. Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): The 19th annual session of Pishikhu Village Students’ Union was held from December 28 to 29, 2010 at Pishikhu village. A press note stated: “In an impressive but traditional ceremony, the session started with "angu kupusu" (jumping and kicking at an object placed at the tip of the spear) followed by fashion show and "lejo
  • Political party for Assam Adivasis
    Guwahati, January 4 (NNN): A new politcal party has been floated by the Adivasi community in Assam with a sole agenda of demanding the scheduled tribe (ST) status for the Adivasis in Assam. Assembly elections in Assam are likely in to be held in the month of April-May along with Kerala, Puduchery, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The new political party christened as Assam Mukti Morcha (AMM) is reportedly backed by the Jarkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).According to the reports, the Assam Muk
  • IGP overstaying service tenure
    Dimapur, January 4 (MExN): The question of transparency in the government departments in Nagaland has resurfaced with a senior officer of the Fire & Emergency Services of Nagaland being accused of overstaying his employment beyond the date of superannuation. The officer was identified by the Nagaland Law Students’ Federation (NLSF) as one in the rank of IGP. Appointed on October 10, 1975, the NSLF said he was to retire on October 31, 2010 but he remains in office.   
  • LSU 50th anniversary celebrated
    Neiba Kronu, deputy chairman of State Planning Board and chairman of Monitoring Cell with Mikha Lomi, deputy commissioner, Phek, the main speaker of the LSU Golden Jubilee. Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The Leshemi Student’s Union, under Phek district had celebrated the long anticipated 50th years of its existence under the theme “visioning together towards progress” from December 29 – 30, 2010.A press note from the general secretary of LSU, Tekulo Lasushe sta
  • SKK flays assault of its president
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK) has condemned the assault of its former president Zhevihe Sumi and his wife by some youths who claim themselves to be from Nihoto village on January 1 while his family was on there way back home after attending family picnic at 4th mile river near Referral hospital, Dimapur. The union in a press note issued by its secretary, public relation Hetolu Yeptho and general secretary Mughato K Swu termed the act as coward and
  • REGION Briefs
    One killed in road accidentOur CorrespondentKohima, January 3One person was killed while another suffered injury when a Zonal taxi bearing registration-NL01T 5873 in which they were traveling met an accident between Dimori Cove and Kisama on December 30, 2010. Source said the one Lopongni Thaprü, 45 years, of Khuzama village died on spot while other Ate suffered injury.City SMS on 2011 highlights Our CorrespondentKohima | January 3There is an SMS doing the round in the city on 201
  • DGAR to review security situation, related issues of AR in Nagaland
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The DGAR Lt Gen Rameshwar Roy, AVSM, YSM is on three days maiden visit to Nagaland to review the security situation and the other related issues of Assam Rifles from January 2 to 4. He was received by Maj Gen Sandeep Singh, SM, VSM, IGAR (N).During his visit, the DGAR was briefed by IGAR (N) on security situation in Nagaland and Assam Rifles related issues. The DGAR will be paying homage in the Kohima War Cemetery to the bereaved soldiers and shall also be br
  • PVGOF mourns Er. Khrokedu’s demise
    Kohima, January 3 (MExN): The Pfutseromi Village Gazetted Officers’ Forum (PVGOF) mourned the untimely demise of late Er. Khrokedu Kapfo, (S/O late Welhipe Kapfo and Mrs. Mepalhiü), project officer in the office of Director, New & Renewable Energy, Nagaland, who passed away on December 24 last. The forum said the death of late Er. Khrokedu Kapfo has indeed caused a big vacuum for the forum as well as the  Chakhesang community. Stating that Er. Kapfo was an efficient
  • MCCI appreciates no donations, sales
    Mokokchung, January 3 (MExN): The Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) today, January 3 appreciated all those NGOs, groups, clubs and individuals who responded to the call of MCCI and restrained themselves from getting involved in collecting donations or selling calendars and other items to MCCI members during this festive season. A press note issued by the MCCI president, Lanukaba and Secretary MR Rai while appreciating all concerned for heading the call of the MCCI, a
  • SBAK Youth Convention from Jan 7
    Dimapur, January 3 (MExN): The 59th Youth Convention organised by the SBAK Nito Mount will be held at Aghunato Baptist Church, Aghunato town from January 7 to 9 under the theme: “Reaching a New Height”. A press note has stated that more than 10,000 youths are expected to attend from all churches under Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto. Chairperson of the event is chairman of youth department Viniho Yeptho and supervisor of Sataka town Ghosheli. Moreover, the organising committe
  • Journalist held on fake charge, says union
    Media persons staging sit-in-protest infront of Manipur Press Club in Imphal, demanding the release of Sanaleibak editor A Mobi who was arrested by the police. He remains in custody. (NNN Photo) NEW DELHI, JANUARY 2 (The Hindu): A. Mobi Singh, editor of the Sanaleibak newspaper, has been arrested by police commandos posing as representatives of a banned organisation.The All-Manipur Working Journalists' Union said in a statement that Mr. Singh received a call from someone claiming